Jim Best, the trainer of totesport.com Cesarewitch gamble Gee Dee Nen, has his fingers crossed for a good draw in Saturday’s big Newmarket handicap.
Best only bought the five-year-old after he narrowly pipped Bogside Theatre to win at the Shergar Cup meeting in August.
Gee Dee Nen is as low as 6-1 with William Hill and will have the assistance of Frankie Dettori in the saddle.
“The horse is well, he came to us about six or seven weeks ago, he has settled in well, he’s in good form and we are looking forward to Saturday,” said Best.
“I was a bit surprised to see how much money there has been for him.
“Yes he is in good form and he has every chance of running well, but it’s a tough race and I certainly wouldn’t be heavily backing any horse in a race like that.
“We didn’t buy him for this race at all, we were looking for a nice Flat horse to go hurdling as jump racing is what we are really about. But he had the entry and it made sense to go for it.
“We haven’t schooled him yet but he wouldn’t look out of place over fences because he’s such a strong individual.
“The main plan is to get the race on Saturday out of the way, give him a bit of an easy time and the plan for the jumps season, hopefully he’ll do well and obviously you have to keep an eye on Cheltenham.
“Luckily enough Frankie (Dettori) was available and that must be a plus for any horse to have him on his back, but the big factor will be the draw.
“It would be diabolical for us if we were drawn one or something, but there is nothing we can do about it,” he told At The Races.